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Here you'll find official news releases from CPAWS yukon. Clicking on a link will you take to the chapter's website.

Sep 01 12

Yukon Government extends moratorium on mineral staking and oil and gas leases in Peel Watershed
The Yukon government announced Aug 30, 2012 a third extension to the moratorium on staking mineral claims and oil and gas leases inside the Peel River watershed. The moratorium was scheduled to expire Sept. 4, but has been extended to May 4, 2013. While it is fantastic the moratorium on mineral staking is extended, the public still awaits the final round of consultations on the Recommended Peel Plan.

Jul 18 12

CPAWS releases 2012 Parks Report:  Parks under threat
In the run-up to Canada Parks Day on the 3rd Saturday in July, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is releasing a sobering report about the growing threats our parks are facing. The report highlights the dangers to our parks due to funding cuts; the loss of science and ecological monitoring capacity; and the growth of inappropriate developments within and adjacent to many current and proposed parks.

Jul 10 12

Yukon Government says no to Mining Exploration in Tombstone Park
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May 15 12

CPAWS AGM and Member/ Volunteer Appreciation BBQ June 4th
Member/ Volunteer BBQ 5:30 - 6:30pm Annual General Meeting 6:30pm

Feb 17 12

Tourism Industry Association disappointed in government’s disregard for the Peel plan
The Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon (TIA Yukon) calls itself deeply disappointed with the Yukon government’s announcement of eight new core principles to guide modifications to the Final Recommended Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan.

Feb 16 12

Former Chair of the Peel Land Use Planning Commission baffled by government
The government is choosing to ignore the final Peel plan and take matters into its own hands, say conservation groups, the NDP and even the former chair of the planning commission.

Feb 15 12

Yukon government announces plans to open Peel Watershed up to industrial development
Read about the newly elected Yukon governments announcement that it wants to open up one of the last intact mountain watershed regions in the world to industrial oil and gas and mining development:

Feb 15 12

Whitehorse Star February 15, Yukon government has broken a spell of silence on the Peel
The Yukon government has broken a spell of silence and come up with a set of eight guiding principles for planning the Peel watershed.

Jul 25 11

CPAWS Response to the Final Recommended Peel Watershed Land Use Plan
CPAWS-Yukon and the Yukon Conservation Society are giving their support to the Final Recommended Plan for the Peel Watershed.

Feb 23 11

Yukon Government’s Peel Vision Fails say CPAWS Yukon & YCS
While the Yukon's response recognizes that there may be some protected areas within the Peel, its response to the Recommended Peel Plan calls for mixed land use, including extractive industry and road access throughout a good deal of the Peel watershed. After recognizing the Peel watershed as a unique and largely pristine area with cultural and environmental significance, the government document asks for further 'rationale' for any protected areas.

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